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Swimming world records in Rome

Michael Phelps celebrates after breaking his own 200m butterfly record

Records have tumbled at the 2009 world swimming championships in Rome - and here is the list of all the record breakers.

As the controversy over the impact of swimsuits on the times continues we have listed the suit worn by the swimmer in brackets where available. (* indicates suits with less than 100% polyurethane)


DAY EIGHT (four):

Men's 50m backstroke
Liam Tancock GB 24.04
Previous record Liam Tancock 24.08 (set previous day)

Women's 50m breaststroke
Yuliya Efimova (Arena X-Glide) Rus 30.23
Previous record Amanda Reason Can 30.23 (8 July 2009)

Women's 50m freestyle
Britta Steffen (Adidas) Ger 23.73
Previous record Marleen Veldhuis Ned 23.96 (19 April 2009)

Men's 4x100m medley relay
USA clocked 3:27.28
Previous record USA 3:29.34 (17 Aug 2008)


DAY SEVEN (four):

Women's 200m backstroke
Kirsty Coventry Zim 2:04.81
Previous record Kirsty Coventry 2:05.24 (16 August 2008)

Men's 100m butterfly
Michael Phelps (*Speedo LZR) US 49.82
Previous record Milorad Cavic (Arena) 50.01 (previous day)

Men's 50m backstroke
Liam Tancock GB 24.08
Previous record Randall Bal US 24.33 (5 Dec 2008)

Women's 4x100 medley relay
China clocked 3:52.19
Previous record Australia 3:52.69 (17 August 2008)


DAY SIX (six records):

Women's 100m freestyle
Britta Steffen Ger 52.07
Previous record Britta Steffen (26 July 2009) 52.22

Men's 200m backstroke
Aaron Peirsol (Arena) US 1:51.92
Previous record Aaron Peirsol 1:53.08 (11 July 2009)

Women's 50m butterfly
Marleen Veldhuis Ned 25.28
Previous record Marleen Veldhuis 25.33 (19 April 2009)

Women's 50m butterfly
Therese Alshammar (Arena) Swe 25.07
Previous record Marleen Veldhuis 25.28 (previous semi-final)

Men's 100m butterfly
Milorad Cavic (Arena) Ser 50.01
Previous record Michael Phelps 50.22 (9 July 2009)

Men's 4x200m freestyle
USA clocked 6:58.55
Previous record USA 6:58:56 (13 August 2008)


DAY FIVE (seven records):

Men's 200m Individual Medley
Ryan Lochte USA (*Speedo LZR) 1:54.10
Previous record Michael Phelps (August 2008) 1:54.23

Women's 200m Breaststroke
Annamay Pierse Can 2:20.12
Previous record Rebecca Soni (August 2008) 2:20.22

Men's 100m Freestyle
Cesar Cielo Filho Bra (Arena) 46.92
Previous record Eamon Sullivan (August 2008) 47.05

Women's 200m Butterfly
Jessicah Schipper Aus (Adidas) 2:03.41
Previous record Mary Descenza (previous day) 2:04.14

Men's 200m Breaststroke
Christian Sprenger Aus 2:07.31
Previous record Kosuke Kitajima (June 2008) 2:07.51

Women's 50m Backstroke
Zhao Jing Chn 27.06
Previous record Anastasia Zueva (previous day) 27.38

Women's 4x200m freestyle relay
China clocked 7:41.08
Previous record Australia (August 2008) 7:44.31


DAY FOUR (seven records):

Women's 200m butterfly
Mary Descenza USA (Jaked) 2:04.14
Previous record Zige Liu (August 2008) 2:04.18

Men's 50m breaststroke
Cameron Van Der Burgh RSA (Arena X-Glide) 26.67
Previous record Van der Burgh (previous day) 26.74

Men's 200m butterfly
Michael Phelps USA (*Speedo LZR) 1:51.51
Previous record Phelps (August 2008) 1:52.03

Women's 200m freestyle
Federica Pellegrini Ita (Jaked 01) 1:52.98
Previous record Pellegrini (previous day) 1:53.67

Women's 50m backstroke
Daniela Samulski Ger (*Speedo LZR) 27.39
Previous record Samulski (June 2009) 27.61

Women's 50m backstroke
Anastasia Zueva Rus (Arena X-Glide) 27.38
Previous record Samulski (set in previous heat) 27.39

Men's 800m freestyle
Zhang Lin Chn (*Speedo LZR) 7:32.12
Previous record Grant Hackett (July 2005) 7:38.65


DAY THREE (four records):

Women's 100m backstroke
Gemma Spofforth GBR (*Speedo LZR) 58.12
Previous record Anastasia Zueva (previous day) 58.48

Women's 200m Freestyle
Federica Pellegrini Ita (Jaked 01) 1:53.67
Previous record Pellegrini (March 2008) 1:54.47

Men's 50m breaststroke
Cameron Van Der Burgh RSA (Arena X-Glide) 26.74
Previous record Felipe Franca Da Silva (May 2009) 26.89

Men's 200m freestyle
Paul Biedermann Ger (Arena X-Glide) 1:42.00
Previous record Michael Phelps (August 2008) 1:42.96


DAY TWO (five records):

Women's 100m butterfly
Sarah Sjostrom Swe (Arena X-Glide) 56.06
Previous record Sjostrom (set previous day) 56.44

Women's 200m Individual Medley
Ariana Kukors USA (Jaked 01) 2:06.15
Previous record Kukors (previous day) 2:07.03

Women's 100m breaststroke
Rebecca Soni USA (Arena X-Glide) 1:04.84
Previous record Leisel Jones (March 2006) 1:05.09

Women's 100m backstroke
Anastasia Zueva Rus (Arena X-Glide) 58.48
Previous record Kirsty Coventry (August 2008) 58.77

Men's 100m breaststroke
Brenton Rickard Aus (Jaked 01) 58.58
Previous record Kosuke Kitajima (August 2008) 58.91


DAY ONE (six records):

Men's 400m free
Paul Biedermann Ger (Arena X-Glide) 3mins 40.07
Previous record Ian Thorpe (July 2002) 3:40.08

Women's 200m Individual Medley
Ariana Kukors USA (Jaked 01) 2:07.03
Previous record Stephanie Rice (August 2008) 2:08.45

Women's 4x100m free
Netherlands clocked 3:31.72
Previous record Netherlands (March 2008) 3:33.62
ALSO Women's 100m free
Britta Steffen (Adidas Hydrofoil) GER clocked 52.22 on her relay leg
Previous record Steffen (June 2009) 52.56

Women's 100m butterfly
Sarah Sjostrom Swe (Arena X-Glide) 56.44
Previous record Inge De Bruijn (September 2000) 56.61

Women's 400m freestyle
Federica Pellegrini Ita (Jaked 01) 3:59.15
Previous record Pellegrini (June 2009) 4:00.41




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see also
Swimming calendar
17 Oct 00 |  Swimming
Phelps pips Cavic to break record
01 Aug 09 |  Swimming
Hi-tech suits banned from January
31 Jul 09 |  Swimming
Record-breaking Phelps wins gold
29 Jul 09 |  Swimming
Spofforth sets record to win gold
28 Jul 09 |  Swimming
Brilliant Biedermann beats Phelps
28 Jul 09 |  Swimming
Five more records tumble in Rome
27 Jul 09 |  Swimming
Phelps coach wades into suit row
29 Jul 09 |  Swimming


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